Claims of empanelled HCOs amounting to Rs 1,330 cr settled in 2021-22 financial year: Mandaviya

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Claims of empanelled healthcare organisations amounting to Rs 1,330 crore were settled during the current financial year 2021-22, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the parliament on Tuesday.

Settlement of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) bills is a continuous and dynamic process, he said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

“During the current financial year 2021-22, claims of empanelled Health Care Organisations (HCOs) amounting to Rs 1,330 crore are settled. Bills amounting to Rs 1,343 crore were received from empanelled HCOs for payment,” Mandaviya stated.

The CGHS package rates were last fixed on October 1, 2014 for Delhi/NCR and in 2015 for other cities. Revision of CGHS package rates is a continuous process and the rates for new procedures/ investigations, which are added to the scheme from time to time, are fixed on the recommendations of expert committee.

A sum of Rs 4,463.94 crore, including revenue of Rs 1,690.06 crore, capital of Rs 23.88 crore, and Pension and Other Retirement Benefits (PORB) of Rs 2,750 crore, is allocated in Revised Estimates (RE) 2021-22 for CGHS, Mandaviya added.

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